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Test Code SAM Entamoeba histolytica Antibody, Serum


Advisory Information


Direct detection of Entamoeba histolytica in stool specimens is recommended to diagnose intestinal amebiasis. See OAP / Parasitic Examination or OAPNS / Ova and Parasite Exam, Non-Stool.



Shipping Instructions


 



Specimen Required


Container/Tube: 

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.

Secondary ID

9049

Useful For

As an adjunct in the diagnosis of extraintestinal amebiasis, especially liver abscess

 

Serology may be particularly useful in supporting the diagnosis of amebic liver abscess in patients without a definite history of intestinal amebiasis and who have not spent substantial periods of time in endemic areas

Method Name

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Reporting Name

E. histolytica Ab, S

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.15 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Frozen (preferred) 30 days
  Refrigerated  7 days

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject

Reference Values

Negative

Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Tuesday, Thursday; 9 a.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved or is exempt by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

86753

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
SAM E. histolytica Ab, S 22285-1

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
9049 E. histolytica Ab, S 22285-1